|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||3500 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Away from it all|
Description from the owner
This is a unique Villa. Situated in its own 7 acres on the edge of the Ronda Mountains, this is a luxury holiday Villa, offers you all your home comforts (and more!) within a contemporary, yet elegant house.
Villa Casa Sonana is the private holiday home of Callum & Jill who designed the house around their love for this region of Spain, its people and lifestyle. More than this, it is designed to provide a luxury holiday home for those who want to enjoy the real Spain in a contemporary, unique villa.
It sleeps 8 persons in 4 bedrooms all with luxury en-suite bathrooms. A large terrace sweeps around the villa, overlooking the p...Read more
Villa Casa Sonana, near Ronda - a Luxury Villa.
Ronda, Andalusia, Spain
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Villa Casa Sonana 6 km north of Ronda, and 1km north of Arriate. It is nestled in the Andalucian countryside between Arriate and the hamlet of La Cimada.
Location Type Away from it all
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$433||$433||$3,030 - $4,093||$3,030||1 night|
|Mar. 29 2013 - Jun. 28 2013
|Jun. 28 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Nov. 2 2013
|All Other Dates||$433||$433||-||$3,030||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
This includes twice weekly cleaning of the Villa, all bed linen and towels,including pool towels, a welcome hamper of food and drink, personal bathrobes and slippers, hairdryers, all pool and garden maintenance and the services of
your personal housekeeping and management team throughout your stay who are on hand to help you with anything whatsoever that you need.
We also make sure the house is stocked with all the necessary items to make your stay comfortable, and which (from our experience) are most frustrating when you have to spend your first day at the supermarket buying them all, only to leave them all behind when you leave! So the house will be stocked
with all the salt/peppers, olive oils, herbs, sugars, dishwasher tablets, washing powers, conditioners, dish clothes, scourers etc.
The Villa also hosts your own little 'honesty - bodega', stocked with local wines for you to enjoy. We, and your Housekeeper are great fans of many local wines, and source many which you can't buy in the shops, so we created a special "Casa Sonana Bodega" and you can get a good flavour of the Spanish vineyards in the comfort of the Villa !
Indeed, if your visit to the area is for anything 'special' then should you wish to share this with us, we will arrange a little something 'special' to help with the celebrations also!
Additional services we can also help you with are :
Ă˘â‚¬Â˘ pre-arrival grocery shopping service
Ă˘â‚¬Â˘ Laundry services and dry cleaning.
Ă˘â‚¬Â˘ Daily Housekeeping
Ă˘â‚¬Â˘ Local Cook to buy, prepare, cook and serve lunches and/or dinners.
Ă˘â‚¬Â˘ Airport pick up / drop off.
Should you wish to come to the Villa just for a few days, mid-week or weekend, then just email me with your dates. Outwith the high season, we often accommodate this.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
An amazing villa in a stunning location. We had a fantastic holiday, very relaxing even with 3 children ! If you want luxury and beautiful surroundings Casa Sonana hits the spot. Perfect...
Response from Jill & Callum. - 06/11/2012
Hola Rachael, Delighted to hear that you all had a great time, and when the children are happy the adults are too! thanks for your review, and do come back and visit us again soon. Until then, as always, Saludos :) Jill.
London, United Kingdom
From stress to relaxation in the 5 steps from the hire car to th
This is a picturesque part of the world with a laid back way of life. Casa Sonana sits at a great vantage point in the valley, blending into the traditional surroundings but with a contemporary interior that will appeal to those who like the trappings of modern living.
Stayed with the family and enjoyed wonderful weather by the pool, strolls into the village and pizza from the wood-fired oven adjacent to the kitchen.
Fantastic place to stay. Highly recommended. We'll be back.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 06/22/2011
thanks for your reviewe and kind words about the Villa. Delighted that you all had a great time. The pizza oven is also one of our daughter's favourite things to do (well thats when we can get her out of the pools!). Thanks again for choosing Villa Casa Sonana - you are welcome to return at anytime. Until then, Saludos. Jill.
M & J
Outstanding villa- and the locals are friendly!!
We stayed for 5 days in april with friends. The villa is beautiful- couldn't fault a thing! It looks traditionally Spanish from the outside but is very contemporary within. Spotlessly clean, comfortable, relaxing- the gardens and views are sensational.
Having lived in Spain years ago, we loved rediscovering this area. You are close enough to all the major towns of this part of Spain, while still having Ronda and the pueblo of arriate on your doorstep. We found the locals extremely friendly- and, in fact, they knew the "Casa" and made us feel welcome. We could almost kid ourselves we weren't tourists.
Only regret is we didn't have longer- next time its a full week (or maybe two...?!).
Response from Jill & Callum. - 05/13/2011
Hola Julie, delighted that you all had such a great time at Villa Casa Sonana, and many thanks for such lovely comments. You are most welcome to come back at anytime - two weeks highly recommended! Until then, Saludos. Jill.
Get here if you can.
Short flight from Glasgow. Car hire simple. Straightforward drive to arriate. 3 Blissful happy days in great company. Straight home and sat in my office for 3 days thinking about what a great relaxing and rewarding break I had.
Arriate is very welcoming and Ronda is stunning. I had an expert guide from Wallace Tours who showed me all that is best about Ronda including the Tapas bars and the best restaurants.
Sitting on the porch, we sat and just breathed in the view across the hills and the time seemed to just go by.
This place is absolutely effortless. It just gets you the moment you arrive. You don't even have to try. It's a lovely feeling to feel you've arrived somewhere you already know.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 05/09/2011
Hello Frenchie ! Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed Villa Casa Sonana and the surrounding areas. The local tapas bars and restaurants are some of the best in Spain, so glad you enjoyed them ! Hopefully we can welcome you back sometime again in the future. Until then, Saludos. Jill y Callum. x
My husband and I stayed at Casa Sonana for 3 weeks in March 2011. The villa is excellent - the best we have stayed in, as not only was it comfortable, well equipped and warm on cold evenings it also had wonderful views and was near a village for easy access to shops. For those who love walking it is an ideal location as you can walk in the hills close to the villa or go on many that are only a short drive away.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 04/03/2011
Hola Gayle y Brian. Thanks for your comments and delighted that you loved Villa Casa Sonana. It is an ideal location for walkers - best enjoyed outwith the main summer months to avoid the hot Andalucian sun, as you did. Thanks for staying with us, and hope we can welcome you back again sometime in the future. Until then, as always, Saludos:) Jill.
Fantastic Villa in a wonderful part of the real Spain
We had a fantastic week in Casa Sonana. The villa is superb and even better than the pictures.
It is slightly off the beaten track so right in the heart of andalucia a real escape from the coastal tourist hotspots.
Everything about the place is great and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 02/21/2011
Hola Don, good to hear from you ! Hope we can welcome you all back to the Villa - got some weeks left out-with July-august and remember you will always get your special returners discount. As always, just contact me personally. Until then Saludos. Jill.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
We can't seem to stay away; this was our fourth visit to Villa Casa Sonana. Our young girls simply love it and so do we.
It is so peaceful and the views are spectacular. Wonderful lazy days by the pool or delicious tapas not to far away. For the more active minded there is good walking or bike riding in the mountains.
The house is a delightful mix of comfort and contemporary chic. Owners Jill and Calum seem to have thought of every thing from the outdoor pizza oven to a well stocked library.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 11/22/2010
Hola todos. it's always a pleasure to welcome you all back to Villa Casa Sonana and delighted to continue doing so. When you come back next time, remember to visit the fabulous fish restaurant in Ronda, Los Cazadores - I'm sure you will love it. Until then, best wishes to everyone. Rgds Jill & Callum. x
Fabulous villa in wonderful location
We stayed at Casa Sonana for a few days at the end of august. It is beautiful and a real treat for visitors. Internally the design and finish is of the highest order whilst externally the villa sits in a private location with commanding views across open countryside. There is a large pool plus a small kids pool in the garden. The villa is well equipped and everything works. All rooms had been well prepared prior to our visit and it was spotless. We ate outside throughout our stay and enjoyed cooking with the pizza oven, which was a big hit with our kids.
Really can't recommend this highly enough. We had a fantastic time here and would happily return in the future. This is a aAa villa and we loved it.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 10/09/2010
Hola Rob y todos ! Many thanks for your review about Casa Sonana - we are delighted that you all had a great time, and we would love to have you back anytime. Good to hear that the girls enjoyed making their own pizza's, our daughter also has this as one of her favourites - thats when we can get her out of the pool of course ! Hope you come and visit again soon. Until then, Saludos. Jill.
A week of complete relaxation in a beautiful setting.
On arrival at the villa, guests are greeted by the hosts who are very friendly and helpful and also very knowledgeable about the local area, things to do, places to eat etc. Casa Sonana itself is a joy to stay in, being spacious, light, immaculately kept and in a beautiful location with idyllic views across a valley. The small town of arriate (5minutes away) provides plenty in the way of small grocery shops and one or two excellent bars to while away the time with a beer and homemade tapas. Ronda is definitely worth at least one trip or though we needed two to see the sites. The surrounding mountainous area is breathtaking and visiting some of the little "white towns" is a must. Best thing of all: sitting on the balony first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee and listening to the sound of the bells around the necks of the goats/sheep (not sure which!) as they're put out to pasture.
Superb villa with stunning views
Casa Sonana was the perfect place for us all to relax in the sun, all the rooms are very spacious and the contemporary interior is very cool. The villa has stunning views and with Ronda on your doorstep, it is the perfect holiday destination!!
Response from Jill & Callum. - 09/22/2010
Hola Andy. Thanks for your comment and delighted that you all had a great time. We agree it is the perfect holiday destination, you have the tranquility of the Andalucian countryside and the buzz of Ronda, both on your doorstep. Hopefully we can welcome you all back again next year. Until then, Saludos. Jill
A slice of heaven!!!
What a place! Tucked away in the hills in andalucia this is the most gorgeous place to get away from it all! The house is beautiful, the countryside is stunning, you couldn't really ask for more. Fantastic views from all of the bedrooms and so comfortable. Everything you could ever need on a holiday is there! Highly recommend it!
Response from Jill & Callum. - 09/20/2010
Hola Judy, thanks for giving time and leave us your thoughts about the Villa. We agree, it is a "slice of heaven" and it was a pleasure welcoming you and your friends to it. Hopefully we can welcome you all back again sometime in the future. Until then, gracias y saludos. Jill :)
This was our second stay at Casa Sonana and once again the fabulous location and beautiful house provided a relaxing holiday in andalucia. We enjoyed much food and wine sitting on the shaded terrace overlooking the valley and the Sierra de las Salinas. Such a beautiful and captivating view.
For two weeks Casa Sonana really felt like home, the pool obviously being a big hit with the children! The house is always spotlessly clean and very comfortable.
Arriate is an attractive village only 10 minutes walk from Casa Sonana. This is a huge advantage; a feeling of being away from it all but within easy reach of a lively village. Arriate has many tapas bars (Almercin being our favourite), grocers and a bakers for fresh vegetables and bread. And a short 15 minute drive takes you to Ronda with its wealth of restaurants, interesting old town and dramatic gorge.
Thanks to Jill and Callum for providing such a lovely home to from which to enjoy the area and the andalucian countryside, culture and sun! Also, thanks to Nikki and Joe for their welcome (and re-stocking of the wine rack during our stay!).
We were all sorry to leave and will certainly return to Casa Sonana for a third time.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 09/13/2010
Hola Shaun & Sharon. As always, it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family & friends to Villa Casa Sonana again this year. Delighted that 2nd time around, it was as good as your first, and we look forward to seeing you all again next year. Until then, Saludos. Jill.
Everything we'd hoped for
The website and reviews heightened our expectations of the villa and we were not disappointed. Jill and Callum had thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable and memorable and they, along with Nicky and Joe, made us most welcome. The villa is beautifully designed, has a lovely atmosphere, stunning views and lots of great features like a fridge with water cooler, sunbeds with eye-shades, a well-stocked library, bathrobes and slippers and a stash of fine wine! We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and hope to return some day. Thank you.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 09/01/2010
Hola Julia. Thanks for your review and we are delighted that you had a great time at the Villa. We also like the 'stash of fine wine' - its a great way to enjoy watching the sun setting over the hills in front of the house ! We would love to welcome you all back, you know just to contact me personally when you wish to arrange this. Until then, Hasta Pronto! Jill.
I stayed at Vills Casa Sonana in May this year with a group of girl friends and had the most amazing time! Our journey was not only very easy but beautful, a very scenic drive from the airport to Ronda. The villa is absolutely beautiful, very stylish but also comfortable and your every need is catered for! The interior is beautifully designed and could be a feature for 'Homes and Gardens'! The terrace and pool area are a joy for all ages with a 'baby pool' for the little ones and a good sized pool for swimming. I had a perfect time and was reluctant to leave!
Response from Jill & Callum. - 08/18/2010
Hola Elaine, thanks for such lovely comments, and we are delighted that you all enjoyed the Villa. Perhaps one day we can get into 'Homes and Gardens'..... that would be nice ! Until the next time, Saludos. Jill.
A superb well equipped villa set in an idyllic location, the views are amazing. The location of the villa provides the privacy yet close enough to all the amenities and points of interest. The owners have thought of everything and Joe & Nikki (Mgmt Team) are very helpful.
We had a fabulous time exploring the wonderful area and managed to get a taste of authentic spanish life. It was the perfect choice for a family holiday with three generations. The only downside was having to leave.
We only hope we have the opportunity of returning in the future.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 08/18/2010
Hola Stella, thanks for your review and delighted that you had a great holiday and the villa served all 3 generations well! We would love to welcome you all back soon, and you know just to contact me personally when you wish to do this. Until then, Saludos Jill.
Excellent Luxury Villa!!!
We arrived fairly late and the journey from Malaga airport was a little long especially with small kids but once we entered into Ronda and met with the villa hosts that became a distant memory... They were extremely helpful and spoke English which was a huge bonus!! They were not quick to leave but gave a us a full guided tour of the villa and made us aware of almost everything we needed to know which again is a huge help as...
The Villa is modern very clean and well proportioned... The owners have not missed anything out especially if you have little ones from pool toys to Dvds!!
I can assure you despite your age, family or no family you will not be disappointed
Response from Jill & Callum. - 08/16/2010
Hola Rick, thanks for your kind words. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday and that you found the Villa all that you expected. Would be great to welcome you back again, and you know just to contact me personally for this. Until then, personal best wishes to all. Jill.
Everything you would want it to be.
Fabulous location and property.
We had a great time, restful and relaxing.
Everything thought of with care.
Will definately go again.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 08/09/2010
Hola Doug y todos. Many thanks for your comments. We would love to welcome you all back again - you know just to contact me personally when you want to do this. It was lovely to bump into your wife in the local Ronda shops - perhaps next time we can meet also ! Until then, best wishes to all. Saludos. Jill.
Having read the previous reviews on Trip advisor before booking Casa Sonana I thought this villa seemed to good to be true; so on my return I now feel compelled to let others know that it is indeed all it claims to be ...and more! The previous reports are 100% accurate in protraying the luxury of the villa, the stunning unobstructed views of the countryside, the tranquil ambience and local culture that my only worry is that the villa will be so fully occupied in the future that I spoil my own chances of rebooking!
I personally enjoyed sitting in the floating gallery which contains a wealth of reading material and a cd collection ranging from Flamenco to Madonna - I cant wait to get back and work my way through it.
If you have been looking for the perfect andalusian experience coupled with luxurious home comforts then I would recommend you call off the search!
Response from Jill & Callum. - 07/07/2010
Hello Audrey, we are so happy that you loved Villa Casa Sonana - thanks for such great feedback. Dont worry about re-booking, we would love to welcome you all back to the Villa in the future, and you can enjoy the gloating gallery again ! Until then, Saludos ! Jill.
casa sonana is the perfect hide-away to relax in comfort.
What a perfect spot to get away from it all yet still be within reasonable distance of everything one might need.
The villa itself is well maintained and very clean / comfortable with every facility in tip-top working order. Local cleaning and "support service" is welcome, without being in the way of the peace and quiet.
Local eats and drinks are very reasonably prices and authentic Spanish, not the usual tourist-trap tripe too often experienced on the coast.
The master bedroom balcony was my favourite place to perch with a book and glass of wine, overlooking the green and pleasant countryside below.
We can't wait to book again hopefully to share the experience with our family as there's plenty of room for all.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 06/26/2010
Hola Ken, thanks for your review and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed Villa Casa Sonana. I agree with your favourite place - the balcony of the master bedroom - arent the views just amazing ! We'd love to welcome your family back to the Villa, you know just to contact me when you wish to return. Until then, Saludos ! Jill :)
Complete Peace and Rest
Should have set my SatNav instead of allowing my wife to navigate but once I found the turning - wow - what a welcome - Spanish sun setting over the valley that you come to view as your own personal postcard.
The villa itself is in pristine condition yet you feel at home at once. Again it takes a couple of visits to learn your way around the village but it has much more to offer than you'd expect when you're far from the madding crowd. A must is lunch (or two) in Ronda which is only a short drive away.
Any regrets? Yes - I wish our wider family could have been there to share the experience. Maybe there will be an opportunity to return with them soon.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 06/26/2010
Hola. thanks for your comments - appreciated and glad you had a great time at Villa Casa Sonana. Luckily you didnt set your SatNav as they still register the Villa as a "field" and you may have ended up somewhere different ! We would love to welcome you all back - just contact me when you wish to do so. Until then, Saludos ! Jill.
A beautiful holiday villa in a stunning location
I stayed at Villa Casa Sonana for a long weekend and was blown away at how beautiful it was, it is a perfect place to chill out and get away from city life. Travelling from Malaga airport it was a surprisingly easy and enjoyable drive over countryside. It is in a picturesque setting with lovely views over the hills and very private. The villa was very comfortable and luxurious, stylishly fitted with luxury bathrooms. It is very well equipped with everything you would need if you don't want to leave the villa. If you can tear yourself away the nearest village called Ariate is very Spanish with lots of bars selling delicious tapas. Ronda is nearby too and definately worth visiting, good for shopping and tapas. The pool area is lovely with a well kept very large garden area - we enjoyed eating the cherries from the fruit trees growing there! I had such a lovely time there I didn't want to leave, can't wait to go back.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 06/21/2010
Hola Michele, Delighted to hear that you had a great weekend and enjoyed the area and Villa Casa Sonana. (are the cherries on the tree just fabulous !) We would love to welcome you all back - you know just to contact me personally when you want to do this. Until then, Saludos. Jill. :)
New York, NY
Exceeding all expectations
We were looking for a villa that offered significant comfort and user-friendliness in a beautiful setting but close enough to towns with good services and allowing great day trips. Casa Sonana could not have been better. Honestly, we didn't want to leave. Jill and Callum thought of everything that might make their guests feel at home, worry-free and informed about not only the house but also its surroundings. Don't think twice about renting this villa...we would do it again in a heartbeat.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 06/08/2010
Hola. Thanks for such lovely words. We take the rental of our spanish home really seriously, knowing how important holidays are. So we are delighted to hear that everyone enjoyed it. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Villa Casa Sonana in the not too distance future - you know just to contact me when you want to do this. Until then, Saludos! Jill :)
Huge fan on Casa Sonana! May 2010
A wonderful holiday at Casa Sonana
Beautiful views, delicious local food and sumptuous surroundings. What more could you ask for on holiday. Villa Casa Sonana has it all and we will definitely be booking again next year.
Jill provided an excellent service prior to going on the holiday and even during our stay her team were on hand to make sure we had everything we needed.
Whether we ate out in the local village or dined in and used the barbecue or pizza oven it was just wonderful. Watching the sun set over the mountains from the villa was just breathtaking.
10 out of 10!
Response from Jill & Callum. - 06/08/2010
Hi Emily, thanks for such kind words - we are delighted that you all had a good time. I agree - watching the sunset over the mountains in front of the Villa is truly spectacular - one of our favourite pastimes also ! Hope we can welcome you all back again in the future. Until then, Saludos :) Jill.
A gorgeous house in stunning surroundings
Our group of friends loved everything about our stay at this fabulous house - from stylishly finished bedrooms and bathrooms to the well-stocked kitchen, from the outdoor pizza oven to the refreshing pool. It was nice to wake to the distant tinkling of bells as the goats were herded up the valley and picking your own sun-warmed apricot straight from the tree is a special treat.
The housekeepers Ursula and Paul are full of good recommendations for tapas bars, restaurants and day trips in the surrounding area. In addition, they are great cooks so do take advantage of having a night at 'home' while they serve up delicious fare by the pool! The in-house cellar is a great idea, stocking the tried and tested wines of the area at very reasonable prices. A local artist's work is featured on the walls - and if you particularly like a piece then you can buy it to take home (as we did)
The website created for the house is very useful - with information on walks, daytrips, shops, restaurants and the like - taking the hassle out of doing your own research.There is plenty to do and see in this area (and eat and drink!) - we found a week was too short and wish we'd stayed longer!
Response from Jill & Callum. - 03/05/2010
Nicole, many thanks for such a lovely review. We would love to welcome you all back to Villa Casa Sonana again - you know just to holler when you want to do this ! Hope your still enjoying your painting by Ruben - we've got more of his art being hung in the Villa soon. Until the next time, as always, Saludos to all. Jill. :)
Villa Casa Sonana
A fantastic modern villa in a peaceful, rural Anadalucian surrounding.
We had a very relaxing week here, lounging by the pool and having a bbq every day.
The villa is a stone's throw away from the small village of Arriate which has some great tapas bars (take torches for the way back!), and an easy cab ride away from Ronda.
A perfect retreat for those that primarily want peace and quiet. Equally, it nonetheless has the benefit of plenty of things to do within a comfortable distance - if you can tear yourself away.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 03/05/2010
Hola CJ, thanks for such kind comments about the Villa - we are always delighted when our guests have so much fun at the Villa and enjoy the local area. Hopefully we can welcome you all back sometime in the future. Until then, as always, Saludos. Jill :)
A true gem in the heart of rural spain
We booked Casa Sonana on the recommendation of friends, as we had never visited this part of Spain before, and from the outset we were not dissapointed, starting off with a easy drive from Malaga ( note route E15- then A397 through through the mountains......WOW. Sonana is situated in Arriate( and in walking distance of the centre), a lively village buzz and plenty of local eateries and bodegas etc. Upon our arrival we were greeted by our hosts who quite simply could not do enough to ensure that we would have a great time, but to be honest after the drive through the mountains, a quick stop in Arriate and checking our the villa and its location, we already knew that we were going to have a wonderful holiday. The villa is not only airy, light and spacious but the "vibe" of modern design in the middle of traditional Andalucia is a great combination. Equipped with everything you need, the owners of Sonana have left nothing to the imagination and with local amenities within walking distance (some great local wines and the famous Pata Negra (Iberico Ham) are definate must haves. Also the choice and quality of the local tapas on offer is nothing like I've had in the UK. . For me what I truly loved on this trip was the feel of "real" Spain coupled with the luxury of Sonana. This is a great holiday home, in a fantatsic part of Andalucia, suitable I'd say not only for families but also groups and we will certainly be back...... I only hope its not fully booked for 2010.
Response from Jill & Callum. - 03/05/2010
Hola Michael, thanks for such wonderful comments about the Villa - as you know,%2
We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday in Villa Casa Sonana... cooked some
fabulous spanish food, paella, tortilla, gazpacho, pesce, Morrocan lamb to
name a few!
Also sampled the Tapas in the wonderful bars in Arriate. Loved 'El Almacen'
with it's buzzy atmosphere and friendly owner! Visited Ronda a few times,
and we had a mini trip to Granada to visit the wonder that is the
Alhambra.... the evening brought us a wonderful meal at The Mirador de
Morayma restaurant with perfect views of the Palace and we then stayed in
Granada that evening in a wonderful little Moorish hotel.
Casa Sonana was so relaxing that we spent many days just cooking,
reading, swimming with many siestas!
The Sun was fierce but with a beautiful cooling breeze. We dragged
ourselves away from Casa Sonana to visit the local area - had an amazing
visit to the Cave La Pileta, incredible.
We spent a wonderful day at a beach on the Costa De La Luz - no English to
be seen or heard! (apart from us!) with a fabulous Churringita on the beach
cooking fresh fish to order for our lunch - squid, octopus, tuna, prawns ....
Ursula and Paul were great and very helpful, it was lovely to have all our
shopping done on our arrival and the Villa was kept so clean throughout
our stay - we felt quite spoilt!
Thank you for the use of your wonderful Villa - we are counting the days
until we can return next year!
Response from Jill & Callum. - 03/05/2010
Hola Sharon, great to get your comments on TripAdvisor - thanks! Very much looking forward to welcoming you and your family back again later this year. Be in touch soon. Until then, as always, Saludos a todos. Jill.
Superb Property in a great location - The real Spain
If you are looking for a "chill out" break in the real Spain then Casa Sonana is the perfect place.
We stayed for a week in late October 2009.
Situated 10 minutes walk from a typical Andalucian white village - Arriate with its numerous Tapas bars (we lost count!) and 10mins drive from beautiful Ronda, the house is set on the side of a hill affording wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
First impressions of the house are a â€śwowâ€ť factor.
It has a traditional look on the outside but is very contemporary inside with large open plan living, dining and kitchen area with feature fireplace and large sliding windows onto the terrace with great views of the olive groves and hills. It has a great gallery library which overlooks the living area.
We didnâ€™t use the whole house but with 4 large bedrooms (all with large ensuite bathrooms) the house is perfect for large families or groups of friends.
The large swimming pool and small kids pool and large garden are fab for the kids to play in, including grown up ones!
Unfortunately we were too late to take advantage of the fruit trees in the orchard, but the almonds that someone had picked previously and left were very tasty.
We were really spoiled because the weather was absolutely glorious even by Spainâ€™s standards for October, and the pool was in use most days.
We were well looked after by the management team, who look after the property, and as they live locally, know everything about the area - what to see, where to eat etc.
The house, the area, sitting on the terrace having a glass of wine and watching the sunset.
Will I be back â€“ Definitely !
Luxury in Andalucia!
Casa Sonana is a stunning modern house set in a stunning rural location. We
have stayed there several times, and in each case the overall experience has
been wonderful. Locally, there are loads of things to do and places to visit, but
I have to confess that Villa Sonana is so comfortable we spent a lot of our time
back at the house chilling out! It is one of the few villas we have rented that is
actually much more beautiful than any photographs on the website. I have no
reservations about recommending this property as the base for a memorable
holiday in Andalucia.
Fantastic holiday accommodaiton in real rural Spain
Villa Casa Sonana is a beautiful house situated in the countryside, with lovely views, in real rural Spain yet only 20 minutes away from bustling Rhonda. The house has everything and more you could wish for, both inside and out, to make your holiday accommodation first class. Eating out in the nearby Restaurants with the local people is highly recommended. One of the best we have been to and will definitely return!
Beautiful rural location but with easy access to Ronda
Jill Chalmers could not have been more helpful in the planning of our October family holiday. She provides so much information regarding the local area, things perfect for families, restaurants, etc, she was a wonderful host and nothing was too much trouble. Villa Casa Sonana is beautiful, it is close enough to the village but still has an uninterrupted view of the surrounding countryside, the light changes so much during the day and early evening but always from the villa you have a great view. The house is so clean, has all the things you need when on holiday with a young family, a great outside space and large bedrooms with even wonderful ensuite bathrooms. We had so much space we could have had another family with us and not noticed. We spent most of the holiday around the pool and visits to Ronda and for one week in the sun, that was just perfect. Jill's friends who manage the villa when you are there, are wonderful, helpful, great ideas for daytrips, provide great local wine and are there if you need them during your stay.
The best thing about the villa is the location and the house itself, the least is maybe that pool can be cold when the sun is not fully out - with two girls who out their swimming suits on after breakfast that was a challenge but it always warmed up in the afternoon. We would definately stay again.
Five star holiday experience
Our two week stay at the Villa Casa Sonana was like staying at a 5 star
luxury retreat set in a beautifully peaceful and secluded valley, abundant
with olive groves, near Ronda in southern Spain. The villa presentation was
superb and the accommodation first class.
Paul and Ursula (representing the owners) were on tap pretty much 24/7
and we could not have been in better hands when it came to looking after
our needs and recommending places to visit and where to eat.
The local village of Arriate, just a short stroll away, provided a glimpse of
village life that exemplified rural Spain.
Ronda, the last Moorish bastion 10 minutes away by car, provided
everything needed to make our stay truly memorable.
The villa's location provides easy access to all the major towns in southern
Finally, and not a major issue, access to the villa is by a rather rough
concrete driveway and we would hope that this may be rectified in the